If you’re a Wimbledon fan and not hoping forward to a Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer showdown this year, are you really a fan? Both the players have shared a grand slam spoils throughout the year and fans all over the world are eager for the epic rematch next month. Federer triumphed in the five-set battle against Nadal in Australia and went on to win a record-breaking 18th slam, but then sat out the clay court season during which Nadal made his very own history. By then winning a tenth French Open title ‘La Decima’ along with the 15th slam. In the year 2008, Nadal who was at that time just twenty two, survived two rain breaks in addition to a captivating Federer fight back to end Swiss’s five-year supremacy as the Wimbledon winner to finally win 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(8) 9-7 after the defeats in the 2006 and 2007 finales. The exciting match was four hours and forty-eight minutes long and is until now the longest finale in the history of Wimbledon. The match was hailed by commentators, players and enthusiasts alike, with the seven-times grand slam winner John McEnroe recounting it as ‘the greatest match’ he had ever seen. The Wimbledon seeding which is going to be confirmed on Wednesday along with Friday’s draw is going to decide whether the Titans will meet at the Centre Court in the finale of the Wimbledon tournament or not. This is going to be running from the third of July to the sixteenth for the very first time ever since the tussle.
According to Mats Wilander, three-time French Open champion, regarding Nadal “He will go to Wimbledon with so much confidence. For me, he’s favorite with Federer, but Federer won’t have the confidence of coming in as French Open champion,“